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Jessica L. Middendorf

Associate, Lexington

Jessica is an Associate in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office and first joined the firm in 2012. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy workouts, and creditors’ rights, as well as commercial and business litigation in Kentucky state courts and in federal courts inside and outside of Kentucky. She is licensed to practice in Kentucky as well as Tennessee, and Jessica’s background includes serving as a law clerk to the Honorable David W. Houston, III, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. Jessica is a member of the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice as well as the Business Litigation practice.


University of Mississippi School of Law
2011, J.D., cum laude
University of Kentucky
2007, B.S., cum laude
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2020


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Executive Leadership Team Member for March of Dimes Greater Bluegrass Chapter, 2017-2018
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • FCBA Women Lawyers’ Association, Past Mentoring Chair
  • Junior League of Lexington, Past Member
  • Leadership Lexington Alumni Association Steering Committee, 2017-present
  • Leadership Lexington, Class of 2017
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News Publications Seminars


      American College of Bankruptcy Sixth Circuit Fall Meeting CLE, “The Crossroad of LLCs and
     Bankruptcy,” co-presenter  Thomas Rutledge, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, and Daniel I. Waxman,
     Wyatt, Tarrant Combs LLP, 2016

     International Council of Shopping Centers’ OH, KY, IN, MI, & PA 2016 Retail Development & Law
, “What Really Happens When You Go to Court,” panel member, 2016 

     3rd Annual IWIRC Day at the Races CLE, “A View from the Bench: Case Law Update and
     Professionalism Issues,” panel moderator, 2016

     Bankruptcy Update for Utilities Counsel, co-presenter with Lea Pauley Goff and Joseph M. Scott, Jr.,
     Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, 2015

     Fayette County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section CLE, “The Absolute Priority Rule in
     Individual Chapter 11 Cases: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends,” co-presenter with Adam
     M. Back, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, 2013